This was an incredible book - I loved every moment of it. It caught my attention right in the beginning with the description of Elena's run. It got even better when Elena went back to the Pack. The tension between her and Clay was absolutely intense. But the descriptions are really what caught my attention. Armstrong seems to really know how it feels to be a wolf - or at least how to describe it so it seems that way!
What a great beginning to a series I am looking forward to following. A wonderfully strong and intelligent female lead who, of course, is surrounded by good looking men, but, unlike a certain vampire series (LKH, pay attention!), she doesn't feel the need to be the only brain nor is she boffing everyone in the cast. I am picking up the second book, "Stolen", as soon as I click, "Save Review"...
I have read all of Kelley Armstrong Women of the Otherworld series so far. Her series is awesome. I enjoyed every book so much, that I ran to the store to buy the rest of the series. Can't wait for the next one to come out.
Elena Michaels seems like the typical strong and sexy modern woman. She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym.She is also a werewolf.
Elena has done all she can to assimilate the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must reckon with who and what she is in this passionate, page turning novel!!!
Elena is trying to blend in as a human, but it's getting difficult to keep disappearing at night to change and hunt. It's also hard, as well as un-healthy, to conceal her hunger. She's a werewolf who has left her pack after not being able to forgive her ex Clay for biting her without her consent, thus turning her into a werewolf. Even though she has been away for awhile she still can't suppress her feelings for him. This makes it hard for Elena to commit to her current human lover. When Elena is called home by her old pack leader, Jeremy, to help solve crimes involving "mutts" (werewolves not a part of the pack), she reluctantly agrees and becomes the animal that she has tried for so long to keep at bay. Also, returning home means returning to a life filled with Clay and pack laws.
I know I'm really late on this series, but here it goes anyway. I really, really, REALLY enjoyed these characters. Elena is strong, but she has her weaknesses and a major one is Clay. Who only has eyes for Elena and will never move on. There are some really sweet scenes between these two, and some really steamy scenes. I liked the idea of the werewolves working within the Pack, following Pack laws, and those who weren't a part of the Pack are "mutts". Sometimes the plot was predictable, BUT that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. The protagonists are easy to cheer for, and the antagonists are very easy to hate.
If you haven't started this series, definitely start from the beginning. Also, Kelley Armstrong has a TON of short stories on her website that can be read starting before Bitten, and in between the printed books in the series, so be sure you read those too.